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philosopher king

noun
1.
the Platonic ideal of a ruler, philosophically trained and enlightened.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples for philosopher king
  • When you are a philosopher king, you understand what is best for everyone in the world.
Contemporary definitions for philosopher king
noun

an elite or wise person whose knowledge enables them to rule justly

Word Origin

from Plato

noun

the idea that the wisest person should be the ruler of a country

Word Origin

from Plato

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